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blitzer in the shutation room, it starts right now. >> fear the u.s. could soon be facing yet another credit downgrade. eyes and pressure on the congressional super committee. stand by. new information coming in. also, u.s. troops weeks away from leaving iraq. will iran move to fill some sort of void? i will talk about that and more this hour. with iraq's ambassador to the united states. he has strong views. >>> and karl rove warning rick perry is making a big mistake by signing on to one controversial issue many people thought would settle. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the "the situation room." >>> president obama is going around congress for his latest plan. he is out west focusing in on the ongoing housing crisis that continues to drag down the u.s. economy. he wants it make it easier for a homeowners who are under water to refinance and he is unveiling his plan in one of hardest hit housing markets in the country. we are talking about las vegas nevada. jessica is joining us now with details. jessica, what is the president doing? >> he is rolling out a new plan to help homeowners dr
with illnesses were blocked from getting out of the plane. and abc's lisa stark brings us the first answers tonight. >> reporter: this is what greeted passengers when they finally escaped their parked planes. a foot of snow and a long walk. >> we've been here now for seven and a half hours. >> reporter: that was the captain of jetblue flight 504 with 123 passengers. one of those planes stuck in the snowy tarmac at the hartford, connecticut, airport. >> chaotic. uncomfortable, disorganized. just a mess. >> reporter: andrew carter was on that flight, normally a two-houg jog from florida to new jersey. but the plane couldn't land after newark after the airport lost critical navigation equipment. the pilots diverted to the hartford airport, 100 miles away. jetblue says that airport was overwhelmed with nearly two dozen over diverted flights. and today, we learned why the passengers were trapped. flight 504 was boxed in on the tarmac. a delta plane behind, another jetblue flight to the right, a broken jetway on the left. inside the plane, snacks and water ran out, toilets backed up. >> i have a
and bomb embassies on the u.s. soil. iranian agents and coordinating with mexican drug cartels. secret payments from overseas bank and federal sting that breaks it all up. it sounds like a movie script. tonight, the justice depart is accusing the iranian agents of carrying out a scheme to kill saudi ambassador to the u.s. on american soil. the u.s. government is promising there will be consequences. we begin our coverage with national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> reporter: the alleged plot targeted the ambassador from the united states to saudi arabia. adel al-jubeir. >> it reads like pages of a hollywood vent but the impact would have been real and many lives would have been lost. >> reporter: according to the 21-page complaint filed by the f.b.i. in new york, u.s. citizen from corpus christi texas contacted by his cousin, member of iran revolutionary guard corps to plan the assassination. >> manssor arbabsiar, a naturalized united states citizen holding an iranian passport was arrested last month in new york is accused of working with members of an arm of the iranian r
in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. let's go "out front". >>> senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we have been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabiian ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli embassy in washington. with h
iranian men are suspected in connection with the plot. one of them a u.s. citizen. let's go "out front". >>> senior administration official tells me this was international murder for hire. here's what we have been told. two men charged in an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi arabiian ambassador to the united states. both are iranian. one is also a naturalized u.s. citizen, who's in custody and identified as 56-year-old manssor arbabsiar. manssor arbabsiar appeared in a federal courthouse in downtown manhattan this afternoon. he did not enter a plea. according to the complaint that we read, manssor arbabsiar planned for someone to kill the saudi arabian ambassador at one of his favorite restaurants in washington, d.c. he told an informant that mass casualties didn't matter saying "if the hundred go with him, exbest metive them." . the plot is a work of intrigue. manssor arbabsiar met with a dea member posing as a member of one of mexico's biggest violent drug cartels. it got them to agree to assassinate the ambassador for $1.5 million. he planned to pursue an attack on the israeli e
in stride this morning. take a listen: >> we're used to the snow, just a little earlier than most years, not that big of an adjustment, wearing a heavier cloak. >> it is awesome. >> snow in october is a good thing? >> absolutely, absolutely. don't have to me the grass anymore, get to go play outside, good stuff! >> eric: and there's a live look. the sun is out in manhattan, outside of our studios here at the fox news channel. quite a change from last night. millions digging out this morning, and, dan bowen from wmiw, channel 5, fox 5 is here, in new jersey. what does it looks like over there? >> reporter: good morning, west milford is 45 miles northwest of new york city, and, if there is an area that typically gets bragging rights when there is a snowstorm it is this area known that's heart of the holidayighl because of the mountainous terrain and recorded 19 inches overnight, 19 inches would be about this much, right here, and, if it was next to me on the ground it would be halfway up to my knee and where we are, close to the center of west milford and didn't get quite 19 inches, but l
it is available thus far in seven languages with more to come, i'm sure. that does it for us tonight. thank you for joining us. we will see you again tomorrow night. now it is time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a good one. >>> walter isaacson is here to talk about his fascinating new biography of steve job and we will find out when he is writing his biography of herman cain. >> got a number? >> 9-9-9. >> this is mitt romney calling. it really is. >> see if he has an answering machine or not. >> mitt romney calls but republicans don't answer. >> it is an answering machine. ♪ >> it is the anyone but romney day. >> the stall may be an eclipse. >> accusations of flip flopping. >> he takes one position one time, another position another time. >> i'm sorry if i created confusion. >> romney said he is 110% behind kasich's -- >> he said he fully supported it. >> i fully support the governor kasich's i think it is called question two in ohio. >> one day after he said he didn't have a position, it plays in to flip flop. >> the republicans have had a whiplash on th
. congresswoman, thank you for the time for being with us. >> erin, it's wonderful to be with you. thank you. >> let me start with vice president biden this morning on abc. he was talking about the terror plot, he said it was an outrageous act and the iranians will have to be held accountable. that's the quote. if you were president, would military action be on the table? >> if i was president, i wouldn't have taken my eye off the number one issue in the middle east, which is iran obtaining nuclear weapons. the problem with the obama administration is they have put significant daylight between israel and the united states from day one of the obama presidency. the president unfortunately sent signals of weakness and focused on israel building apartments on their own land as opposed to iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. that's been the problem. when you have a nation that's a hostile nation, seeing the united states from a point of weakness, that can lead to actions that are absolutely heinous like we're seeing today. >> does it seem like there's a lot of confusion or uncertainty how high this g
or send us a tweet. thursday morning. it is a foggy day in the nation's capital. we will try to break through all of that with the discussion of the passage of the free-trade agreement. with so much discussion about the economy, we would like to hear what you think about this and whether this is a plus for the economy. whether it will be a job creator or something that will affect jobs in the united states in a negative way. all lines are open and you can send an e-mail or tweet or comments on facebook. a story from "the new york times" about this. someone who has been following these trade negotiations for quite awhile, writes for bloomberg and business week -- "bloombergbusinessweek" has a story about the passage. what do you think about the "the new york times" analysis? guest: this is actually the biggest in terms of a trade partner, the biggest trade partner we have a free-trade agreement with. since a naphtha -- since nafta and 1994 -- talking about south korea. it is a larger deal compared to the ones that were signed in the past decade or so. and by the white house estimated i
reserve chairman ben bernanke has tough things to say about the future of the u.s. economy, while concerns grow about this country's largest overseas lender. the nation's top law enforcement official has become key part of the operation fast and furious. familiar figure gives familiar answer to now familiar question about running for president. but we begin with the economy, forces affecting it, foreign and domestic. china is warning u.s. over trade war over pressure about the currency. the head of the federal reserve is warning congress about the direction of the country. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel has the story. >> reporter: on capitol hill, fed chairman ben bernanke brought a grim assessment of the u.s. economy. >> the recovery is close to faltering and we need to make sure that the coverry continues and doesn't drop back. >> the dow jones was bear market territory much of the day, down 20% since early matt. [ chanting ] bernanke also expressed corn accepts about the debt cry -- concerns about the debt crisis in europe calling it significant source of stress in globa
at the incredible energy in our own mad as hell, get money out campaign. a geyser of energy is erupting around us. we believe this amendment is the harness to take it forward as we near our first-ever digital double of 200,000. we head towards 400 from there. more on that later, but we begin with mad as hell in lower manhattan. what a day. after winning their fight against being thrown out of so-called park cleanup, the newly empowered occupiers, with thousands descending in support, left the park and headed for wall street. hundreds hopping police barriers, clashing with cops. more than a dozen arrested. but as we know, it is by no means just new york at this point. there are, in fact, occupations in nearly 1,700 cities worldwide, with talk tomorrow of growing to be one of the largest global protests ever. here in the u.s., the protests are largely being led by young americans, many who are drowning in college loan debt. they were promised a college degree was the best way to get ahead. in fact, they were fearmongered into doing it, as they pursued the prestige rather than the learning. but the
, using propofol as a sleeping aid. using the dangerous anesthetic at home with no backup or emergency personnel. no backup medical equipment. having no medical records. and most critically, not calling 911 immediately, which could have saved jackson's life. >> he was definitely savable at that point. >> so, in essence, had dr. murray called 911 at 12:00, michael jackson would still here today? >> yes, sir. >> and there's just no doubt in your mind about that? >> no doubt. >> reporter: prosecutors say they're down to their last two witnesses and could actually wrap up their case as early as tomorrow, without calling, as we first reported, any of the jackson children. david? >> jim avila, our thanks to you again tonight. >>> we turn now to another courtroom bombshell today. you'll remember the man who tried to blow up that plane on christmas day 2009, wearing a bomb in his underwear. today, in federal court, the bomber suddenly pleaded guilty to all charges, telling the courtroom he did, in fact, try to blow up that northwest flight over detroit, hoping to kill almost 300 people. he the
: there is consequences for plotting to kill the saudi ambassador on u.s. soil. and they warn about cutting too much from the military budget. herman cain takes the lead. analysis of the candidate and his 9-9-9 plan. live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. president obama says iran will pay a price for involve in the plot to kill the saudi ambassador to the u.s. on u.s. soil. the president did not rule out a response that goes beyond the economic sanctions. chief white house correspondent ed henry has the story. >> president obama accused iran of a pattern of dangerous and reckless behaifior that led the door open for military action. >> there will be consequences to action. wow don't take options off the table for how we operate with iran. but you can expect us to continue to apply the pressure that will have a direct impact on the iranian government. >> reporter: at a joint news conference with south korean president lee, mr. obama compared iran to north carolina as international outlaw -- north korea as international outlaw in wake of trying to kill
who ran last week. >> dana: that is it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. we'll see you tomorrow. captioned by closed captioning services, inc grainings >> bret: republican candidates pitch policy in economic ravaged nevada. we talk live with mitch mcconnell about the economy, jobs and the election. live from the studio in washington. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama lashed out at republicans and later said he is prepared to work with them. on this, the second day of his bus tour through 28 electoral college votes to key states. ed henry reports that it seems the president is selling himself and his jobs plan. >> don't be bamboozled. >> reporter: president obama on the attack in north carolina, declaring on the bus tour time to kick the tires on the republican jobs plan. >> what is standing between us and full employment is we prevent companies pollute our air and water too much. we on the other hand have said let's put teachers back in the classroom in north carolina and all across the country. [ applause ] those are two choices. >
>> pelley: tonight, the u.s. takes aim at iran over the alleged assassination plot. >> iran must be held accountable for its actions. >> pelley: norah o'donnell on what actions the u.s. might take. attention, holiday air travelers-- expect fewer seats and higher prices. ben tracy on operation hackerazzi, the f.b.i. arrests a man accused of hacking into the personnel e-mail accounts of hollywood celebrities. and dewey bozella wouldn't let a terrible injustice defeat him. now he's fighting for his dream. >> don't let nobody tell you what you can do, and that's what i'm doing. i'm letting my dream come to reality. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama slapped new sanctions on iran today, and the white house said there could be more to come. all of that in response to that alleged plot to assassination saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. the administration is consulting with allies all around the world. u.s. officials insist that the iranian government was behind the plot. norah o'donnell is
doing what she loves. >> the president used a single mom to claim the jobs build would prevent quarter million more teachers would be laid off. eager to change narrative after george stephanopoulos asked him if they're better off than they were now. >> they're not better off than four years ago. we have seen we can make the steady progress to stabilize economy. the unemployment rate is too high. >> the president said yesterday that people in this country are worse off than they were when he was elected. we feel the same way. >> the president argues the sputtering shows why there needs to be action. >> tell small business owners and worker ins the community why you would rather defend tax breaks for folks who don't need them. millionaires. rather than tax cut for middle class americans. if you won't do, that put it up for a vote. >> reporter: that's what mitch mcconnell decided to do, to show that democrats are reluctant to vote for it. >> i would offer the president's jobs bill, which we think would be more accurately described as stimulus, too. >> what a charade we have going on here.
's empire. >>> plus, a u.s. senator accused of plagerism. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a visit by the south korean president overshadowed by the unfolding international drama surround i surrounding an alleged iranian terror plot. for the first time, president obama spoke at length about what the united states maintains was a plan to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states here in washington, d.c. let's go straight to jessica yellin. jessica, the president was asked about the links to the iranian government. what did he say today? >> he declined to say the highest levels of the iranian government had knowledge of it. he would not say that the nation's supreme leader or president was aware of it. >> i don't think the problem here jessica is that i have not been unwilling to negotiate with republicans. i've shown repeatedly my willingness to work overtime. to try to get them to do something. he had direct links. was paid by and directed by individuals in the iranian government. now, those facts are there for all to see. and we would not be bringing forw
guys. that's going to wrap things up for us this morning. but the conversation continues online. find us on facebook or twitter at cnnbottomline. find me,@christineromans. keep an eye out for my new book with ali velshi, it's called "how to speak money." have a great weekend, everybody. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to our special live version of cnn saturday morning. i'm t.j. holmes coming to you from the vegan strip. in particular, the venetian hotel on the vegas strip. this is the site of the cnn hosted republican debate coming up next tuesday. i'm joined this morning by my good friend and colleague, keeping things in check for us t cnn center, alina cho. >> good morning, t.j. this is cnn saturday morning. 10:00 a.m. in atlanta and still a very early 7:00 a.m. in los angeles. where you are t.j. and there's a lot to talk about. >> this venetian hotel will be the sight of the republican debate that with him be hosting next week. but already, one of the candidates is boycotting the cnn debate and several others of the candidates are actually going to be boycotting the nev
. now, the rest of our troops will be home for the holidays. >> molly: why now? u.s. and iraqi officials say they couldn't come to an agreement on legal protection, meaning protection from lawsuits for american soldiers stationed in iraq. >> molly, some republicans say this was a failure of diplomacy by the obama administration. there were negotiations for a different scenario, tell us more about that. >> molly: and several presidential candidates say the president and his diplomatic team should have pushed for some kind of agreement to keep a contingent of troops in mc. romney put out a statement the unavoidable question is whether this is naked political kliags or ineptitude in negotiations -- >> and they put out a statement in every case where the united states has liberated a people from dictator's rule we have cut troops to ensure a peaceful transition and protect the fragile growing democracy. >> and costly protracted war in iraq, they say it's strengthened iran's influence but president obama says bringing home the troops will allow the u.s. to focus on rebuilding our own economy.
it done and they are letting everyone know about it very loudd. uma? >> thank you, peter for bringing us the latest. i know you will keep us posted throughout the day. >> we want to remind our viewers tomorrow fox will have live coverage of the martin luther king jr. memorial dedication ceremony. we have you to join us for the coverage of that all morning longg. >> occupy wall street demonstration against corperate greed and social inequity are happening from sydney to london. greg is in rome. where tens of thousand of protestors are taking to the streets and demonstrators becoming violent. what is the latestt there? >>reporter: really quite violent. there is a lot of tourist in rome, today you would want protection and maybe a gas mask or helmet. there are bottles flying everywhere. it was supposed to be the italian version of occupy wall street. but it got more violent and quickly as protestors burned cars and attacked cash and banks and throwing big robs at police . many of them are armed with sticks and some of them wearing helmets and they are signs that you are looking for trouble
doubt mr. obama was born in the u.s." texas governor trashed romne romney's character on o'reilly factor last night. >> you can't be for banning guns and then for second amendment and can't be for issue of abortion and then pro-life. to change those at the age of 50 or 60 tells you all you need to know about that. >> reporter: despite perry attacks, romney still leads or is tied at the top of most polls in the early voting states. at this point, the texas governor may want to pay more attention to newt gingrich who proposed optional flat tax himself weeks before perry did yesterday. now leads perry in the fox news poll. >> bret: interesting. carl, thank you. coming up in a few minutes, ron paul will join us in the center seat segment and he will take questions from the panel and he will respond to your questions on "special report" online at 7:00 eastern. log on to that right now. fox newsfoxnews.co newsfoxnews.com/sronline. we'll welcome herman cain next tuesday. we're scheduling debates with the rest of candidates. >>> president obama returned to the white house an hour ago after three
. >>> and one oil company, major oil company i should say, major u.s. oil companies, are raking in near record profits, so why are they still getting huge taxpayer subsidies? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> he skipped the last presidential debate and sidelined himself in iowa saying he wants to focus on the first of the nation's primary state. jon huntsman is betting almost everything on new hampshire, but is trail ng the state while romney is enjoying a substantial lead and now, huntsman is joining some of romney's sharpest critics in questioning romney's conservative credentials. jon huntsman is joining us now from salt lake city. thanks very much for coming in. >> thank you, wolf. an honor to be with you. >> george will, the conservative columnist writing in an upcoming edition of "the washington post" says this about mitt romney. he says -- you agree with george will on that? >> those are pretty tough words, wolf. all i can say is this is the time when this nation wants leadership. we've been looking for leadership for some time in the white house. we haven't found it
around the world. u.s. officials insist that the iranian government was behind the plot. norah o'donnell is at the white house with the latest. norah. >> reporter: scott, tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton said iran must be held accountable for what she called a reckless act that the u.s. will not tolerate. >> this plot was a flagrant violation of international and u.s. law and a dangerous escalation of the iranian government's long-standing use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism. >> reporter: secretary clinton said the plot was directed by elements of the iranian government, including the deadly quds force, an elite secret branch of the iranian military. it was a brazen murder-for-hire plot right out of a spy novel where an iranian-born u.s. citizen wanted to hire a mexican drug cartel to kill the saudi ambassador. the details are so bizarre, some u.s. officials said it looked like the work of amateurs. >> i would be careful about calling this a sloppy operation or amateurish or cowboyish. >> reporter: michigan republican mike rogers chairs the house int
>>> this morning we're finding out what's next after u.s. officials bust open an alleged plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states. >>> an outrageous scene out of oklahoma. dozens of prisoners forced to give up after they're tear gassed during a rye on the. >>> and millions of iphone users will soon be able to cut the cord officially. we'll tell you what that means. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, october 12th. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello live from new york. the obama administration could spell out tough new action today against iran in response to an alleged iranian plot to murder saudi arabia's ambassador to the united states. two men have now been charged including an iranian-american. one of the men still at large. attorney general eric holder spells out the charges against them. >> the united states is committed to holding iran accountable for its actions. they're charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit an act of international terror
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. >> carter evans. weren't you going to tell us about a green job? just give us one suggestion. >> yes, a great job, best jobs for saving the world, public schoolteach schoolteacher. this is part of the cnnmoney.com series. theseries. median pay, $50,000 a year. >> not exactly a great job, but a job that may save the world anyway. carter evans, many thanks. >>> "american morning" continues right now. >>> a brazen terror plot foiled. i'm ali velshi. the u.s. accusing iran of conspiring with mexican drug lords to kill a saudi ambassador on american soil. a bold scheme raising tensions between the two countries and putting american travelers on high alert. >>> mitt romney rising. i'm christine romans. the republican candidate solidifying his front-runner position in the latest republican debate while. >>> and forcing to use tear gas to control rioting inmates. i'm carol costello on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 12th. welcome to "american morning," and it is a busy one. >> sure is. politics and this amazing terror
bombed u.s. soldiers in a berlin disco. three people died. hundreds more were hurt. but his most infamous attack came in 1988 when he orchestrated the bombing of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie, 270 people died, most of them american. this is susan cohen from jersey. her 20-year-old daughter died in the bombing of flight 103 and today she says she's buying an expensive bottle of champagne to deliberate his death. tonight there are few tears falling for gadhafi. instead, people cry for his victims. in libya, they cry tears of relief and possibility because without the specter now of a ruthless man lurking in the shadows, their lives and their destinies are now their own again. we have team fox coverage now. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon for us tonight. ed henry is at the white house this evening. shannon bream is in our washington news room and jonathan hunt is here in new york. let's begin in a cube with david pipe who are is streaming live from tripoli. david? >> hi. the traps transitional council is claiming gadhafi was killed in the crossfire during his arrest rather than being
who is in custody. he is a used car salesman from texas and his friends are having a very hard time believing he is a terrorist. >> herman cain is now the republican front-runner for the president. according to the latest national poll. leaving many analysts wondering if the georgia businessman's plan resonating. all that and more on "american morning." >>> good morning, everybody. it is thursday, october 13. >> it is certainly not a good morning. i can't get messages from people, i can't send messages. >> mine was down yesterday but back now. >> mine was up yesterday but i e-mailed this morning. our executive producer said i will be late. >> that's the e-mail i sent. >> he is panicking going where are my anchor. >> if you don't know what we are talking about, millions of blackberry users are without service this morning. now four-day blackout spreads to north america. the outage primarily affects e-mails and internet access, not the ability to make phone calls or text. >> weird. problem started monday affecting customers in europe, middle east and africa. by tuesday, it has spread
>> kimberly: prayers to the family. a great guy. that is it for us tonight on "the five." thank you for being with us. we'll see you here tomorrow. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: policy or politics. president obama begins another bus tour in an important electoral region. what the president says about the occupy wall street movement says a lot about his re-election strategy. brit hume on defining terms of the tax debate. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama on the road again taking his push for his jobs bill/stimulus package to voters in two key swing states this week. the president just finished a speech at a north carolina high school looking for votes in congress now. in the election a year from now. ed henry is traveling with the president. >> it's a bus tour, but president obama used air force one to make his grand entrance in north carolina. the crowd of only a few hundred was not so grand. considering this is a critical battleground. still, the crowd was hively, chanting "yes, we can
in the top tier by this dark-horse candidate, an expression i use only because he's an unexpected challenger, not because he's a horse. [laughter] now, in the latest cbs news poll, the former godfather of pizza, the hardest working man in the business has vaulted to a tie for the first place with mitt romney at 17%. cain has picked up all the voters who don't like romney, used to like perry and can't have christie. republican voters have been reduced to using the same criteria as a 4:00 a.m. barroom pickup. he has a pulse and no visible cold sores. [laughter] and folks, that is a good thing because cain is on everybody's lips. jim? >> herman cain is surging past rick perry. >> he's now tied with mitt romney for the top spot. >> one candidate continues the rise to the top. we're talking about herman cain. >> take herm cain. look at why he's doing so well right now. i guess you can say with all due respect the flavor of the week because herm cain is the one up there who doesn't look like he's part of that permanent political class. herb ca is from a working-class family. >> stephen: yes, herb
lienee who ended his days hanging up side down. that's hard ball for now. thanks for being with us "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >> first ronald reagan tries to kill gadhafi, then george bush makes peace with him, then obama kills him. good figure. go figure. >> wow. huh. >> president obama is about to make a statement. >> dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted. >> the man president reagan dubbed the mad dog of the middle east. >> this mad dog of the middle east. >> this is one tough, not-so-nice guy. >> murdered americans and others in a tragedy in lockerbie. >> it is a big moment for the president. >> i think there is a big sigh of relief. >> gadhafi one way or the other is gone. >> rebels reportedly found gadhafi in a hole. >> the president was criticized. >> he took too long to do it and didn't do enough of it. >> this was a direct actionly the american military. >> america spent $2 billion total. >> we achieved our objectives. >> didn't lose a sixth life. >> i would not have intervened. >> he put us in libya. >> i would not have used american and europea
on the republican jobs plan. >> what is standing between us and full employment is we prevent companies pollute our air and water too much. we on the other hand have said let's put teachers back in the classroom in north carolina and all across the country. [ applause ] those are two choices. >> reporter: after bashing republicans the president insisted he wants to work with them to pass his jobs plan. in washington, one of the most likely republicans to support the president did the opposite, and delivered tongue lashing to treasury secretary tim geithner. >> time to get administration to concentrate on jobs, jobs, jobs. i don't know who you are talking to, i don't know who the president is talking to. talk to the average person unfiltered. we don't dare make a move. after a year, then what? >> reporter: on the road, the president is trying to connect with real people. but republican olympia snowe says the prescription is a one-year band aid. >> rome is burning. we want help. three years of the same unemployment numbers as we do today, mr. secretary. that is the point. this is nothing new. we need
. the chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us that is no longer the plan. >> after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. >> reporter: president obama never said, "victory." the word is too politically charged after all the sacrifice. and all of controversy over whether mission accomplished was declared too early. mr. obama did call it a success. >> the last american soldier will cross the border out of iraq. with their heads held high and proud of their success. knowing that the american people stand united in our support for our troops. >> reporter: given recent violence in iraq, top republicans warn the real victory could go to iran, taking advantage of a vacuum. senator lindsey graham today warning failing to leave at least a small force will, "come back to haunt our country." in anticipation of the announcement, senator john mccain suggested this is a diplomatic failure, because the president would have kept some troops behind butlated too long to keep deal for amunety for -- immunity for u.s. troops. >> we didn't have priority to the issue and it took them until
to libya for more on the death of muammar gaddafi and look at role the u.s. can play now in building a democracy in libya. wendell goler talks with secretary of state hillary clinton. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the dictator who threatened, confound and fascinated the world for more than four decades is dead. libya's muammar gaddafi was killed today following a nato airstrike on the hometown of sirte that involved an american aircraft. david piper has the latest from tripoli, including images you may find disturbing. >> reporter: bleeding from the gunshot wound to his head and leg, says this is the place where gaddafi was hiding. he had been hiding there following a nato airstrike on his convoy. an attack that included armed u.s. drone and french fighter plane. gaddafi and the entourage had been trying to flee sirte but they finally were able to capture him. the fighters saw gaddafi was alive and said to them, what is going on? what is going on? but between then and the ride he died. they thought he
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